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American-German Colony – well hidden spot in Tel Aviv.

   Every city has it’s own secrets, that only insiders can show and Tel Aviv is not an exception. Guidebooks barely could help you to explore the city’s atmosphere and true vibes, but we, Telavivians, surely can. And today I am taking you to a quiet walk to a very special place.

   I’ve been living in Florentine neighborhood for more than a year and only few days ago have discovered an adorable spot between the Florentine and Yaffo, called American-German Colony. The colony was founded in 19th century by americans, then came german settlements and what we have now is a green spot in the city center with a unique historical print, some very well kept secrets and that “Jerusalem atmosphere” you can catch in the silence of the neighborhood. You can spot here beautiful Lutheran Immanuel Church with a temple that basically brought me here (it can be seen both from Florentine and beachside), Meine Freundship House with a little museum inside, Immanuel House that served as the main office of the Temple Society and other interesting buildings. Don’t need to be genius to realize that this mix of unique architecture and historical heritage that is sharing the space at the moment with car-repair garages and some ruins, will be renovated into luxury village sooner than you think. That is why the perfect time to visit the area is right now, since it keeps the original mood of American colony and not overcrowded with tourists and restaurants these days. Totally recommended to visit this area at sunset time when colors are smooth and soft so you can feel the calmest atmosphere there, as I luckily did.

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American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv cats

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv

American-German Colony Tel Aviv cat

Garage zone to real-estate heaven – Montifiori neighborhood, Tel-Aviv

A few years back (about 3) I got a call from a friend asking me if I want to buy a house in the Montifiori neighborhood, and I told him his making the mistake of his life, These days his great apartment is getting offers that are 4 times higher than the price he bought it for, and me, well I don’t have a house there…

Where in telaviv is Montifiori neighborhood?

WhMontifiori neighborhood is the area that is between Azrieli center to Yizhak Sade and Menahem begin, It was built around the year 1943 and until 5 years ago turned into a garage, gambling, club and strip club zone.

In the last few years the neighborhood is turning into a great spot, with very higher walls blocking the noise from Ayalon freeway and Shderot Yehodit in the center of the area getting filled with fresh looking houses, restaurants and cafe’s. The garages are being pushed aside, as the Montifiori Area is getting more and more people coming to stay in the neighborhood.

If it’s your first time in Montifiori neighborhood, make sure you go to Shderot Yehodit, (Yehodit Avenue) and sit in the Rothschild Cafe or eat the great Falefal next to it. After that walk around a bit a and check out the Developing zone, you’ll fall in love with it.